When I talk with businesspeople and finance executives about the benefits of using RPA (Robotic Process Automation) technology, I often encounter the wrong ideas about these robots. Let’s talk about the 5 most common myths around RPA:

  1. People are scared of robots taking their Jobs

A survey of 1,000 employees in the US showed that over 70 percent of people are not concerned that robots will replace them because they don’t consider robots to have more potential or intellectual capacity than themselves. In fact, people have said they feel comfortable working alongside software that makes their lives easier, and acknowledge that technological integration has the enormous potential to make their work much more productive. One interesting consequence of people’s proximity to automating technology is that workers are becoming less tolerant of inefficient, repetitive jobs. More than 40 percent of respondents said they’re fed up with these tasks on a day-to-day basis, with more than one out of four people spending up to five hours a week on repetitive work. What’s more, half of employees currently feel underutilized. Harel Tayeb, CEO de Kryon, the company that conducted the survey, says that employees are able to do more when they do not feel the weight of the buildup of small tasks, freeing up their time to solely focus on what is important: “The reallocation of use of time in the workplace on more valuable, in-depth, less repetitive tasks grants personal benefit and will continue to be welcomed.”

  1. There’s no RPA Software in Spanish

Conciliac is a platform designed and developed as an RPA solution that is completely in Spanish, with consultants that speak in the language as well. Furthermore, it has multilingual support that includes English, Portuguese, French, and Russian.

  1. RPA is difficult to program

Conciliac has taken the concept of RPA automations and reached easy, fast and simple implementations without any need for the user to program. Executing a data reconciliation is done with preconfigured rules where parameters are set for each reconciliation scenario. A reconciliation (what, how, when, where) is managed by a single administrator.

Despite how easy it is to configure, Conciliac’s solution is capable of managing complex scenarios where multiple users, large volumes of processes, and different types of reconciliations converge. The Conciliac Power Solution is extremely user-friendly thanks to their UX development team.

In summary, Conciliac solutions provide:

  • A user-friendly program
  • An intuitive and logical platform
  • Empowered users who can use Conciliac’s solution without needing additional consulting hours.
  1. RPA requires complex infrastructure

The desktop and client-server versions of Conciliac are designed for users who need or prefer to install the software and process all reconciliations locally, with minimum hardware requirements. A standard desktop could run the first automations, with the possibility of scaling up according to the complexity of the processes required.

  1. Implementing RPA takes a lot of time

Las implementaciones tradicionales de Conciliac toman apenas algunos días para estar completamente funcionales. Conciliac Power Solution es una herramienta que permite procesar en minutos y de forma autónoma lo que antes tomaba días u horas, junto con equipos de cómputo y personas asignados a esa tarea.

Traditional Conciliac implementations take just a few days to be fully functional. The Conciliac Power Solution is a tool that can reduce a process that used to manually take days or hours to just a few minutes.

Author: Conciliac Team.

References:

Wanda Thibodeaux, “Why 70 Percent of Workers Aren’t Scared of Robots Taking Their Jobs”, April 2018, Inc.
https://www.inc.com/wanda-thibodeaux/why-70-percent-of-workers-arent-scared-of-robots-taking-their-jobs.html?cid=search